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International Music Talent Competition Fall 2021

The American Protégé International Music Talent Competition is opened to all instrumentalists (piano, winds, strings, brass, traditional, etc.), vocalists and traditional folk and jazz groups of all nationalities and countries. Participants are required to submit video recording materials for the audition. American Protégé is looking for genuinely talented people, who have creativity and stage charisma.

We invite talented performers of any age and genre to participate in the Competition.

All applicants who are signed with the manager or producer must submit via email a General Representation and Release Form signed by the Manager/Producer to be eligible for the Competition.

American Protégé Music Talent Competition Fall 2021 attracted very competitive applicants from 9 countries, including the United States, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Italy, Poland, Singapore and Thailand.

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Awards

Since the situation with COVID-19 Global Health Crisis is still uncertain, winners will be offered to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on the dates to be announced, or to receive a Winner’s Package by mail.

Star Performer Award, Judges’ Favorite Award Trophy, Judges’ Distinction Award Trophy and other Special Awards may be granted based on the judges recommendations.

Judges

Three qualified judges evaluate audition materials. All judges are independent, their students are not allowed to apply this season.

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Music Talent Competition Fall 2021 Results:

Judges’ Distinction (Plaque Trophy) Award Winners

Born in Hong Kong in 2009, Cho Wing Tsun is studying at the Australian International School of Hong Kong and is currently the Concertmaster of the school’s String Orchestra. Cho Wing Tsun has participated in competitions and won various awards including First Place in the 68th Hong Kong Schools Music Festival in 2016, First Place in the 5th Hong Kong International Music Festival in 2018, First Prize in China Conservatory of Music National Competition in 2019 and Second Runner up and winner of “My Favorite Violinist” in Inheritage Philharmonic Youth Online Music Competition in 2021. In 2019, Wing Tsun was invited as violin solo in Beijing “Rising Stars” Symphony Concert to play Bruch Violin Concerto. Wing Tsun is a caring person, she volunteered in various performances in care home for the elderly and played in charity concerts, donated all the proceeds to people in need.

Charlotte Jeong is a eleven-year-old sixth grader at Mount Pisgah Christian School. Charlotte became passionate about the violin after hearing a performance by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra when she was 5 years old and began playing right away. She began her violin studies with Ms. Amy Chang at the age of six and has been studying with Mr. William Pu, the former Associate Concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since she was nine. She began her violin studies with Ms. Amy Chang at the age of six and has been studying with Mr. William Pu, the former Associate Concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra since she was nine. Charlotte was the winner of the Georgia Music Teacher Association (GMTA) 2019. She won second place at the Strings Junior Division of the Atlanta Festival Academy Competition 2020. As the winner, Charlotte was selected as one of the finalists of the 1st international violin competition for the China- Italy youth Concorso Internazionale per Giovani violinisti Cina e Italia.

Name Age City, State, Country
First Place Winners
Travis Genpeng Li, piano 6 Langley, Canada
Student of Fafan Xiao
Alexander Wong, piano 7 Newport Beach, CA
Student of Claudia Xi
Elaine Chen, piano 7 Sugar Land, TX
Student of Qi Ding
Esme Tran, piano 7 Newport Coast, CA
Student of Ana Maria Eckstein
Unyew Kim, violin 7 Saratoga, CA
Student of Sung-Hee Park
Zimo Wen, piano 8 Amherst, NY
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova and Diana Kezerashvili-Upton
William Yan, violin 9 Foothill Ranch, CA
Student of Wendy Castille
Nathan Wang, piano 9 Palo Alto, CA
Student of Tatiana Romanovsky
Sophia Shao, piano 9 Lexington, MA
Student of Yidan Guo
Tianze Liu, piano 9 Commack, NY
Student of Di Jiao
Leem Jia En, guzheng 10 Singapore
Student of Joanne Wanglu
Nisha Udomaksorn, voice 10 Phuket, Thailand
Student of Sirikhwan Buathong
Alexie Koh, violin 11 Mountain View, CA
Student of Iskandar Widjaja
Ava Shu, piano 11 Fremont, CA
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova
Charlotte Jeong, violin 11 Duluth, GA
Student of William Pu
Hoor Siddiqui, piano 11 Getzville, NY
Student of Alexander Bator and Diana Kezerashvili
Beatrice Jean Consolata Gobang, voice 12 Jawa Barat, Indonesia
Student of Valentina Nova Aman
Benjapha Yongsakul, voice 12 Phuket, Thailand
Student of Sirikhwan Buathong
James Zhou, piano 12 Lake Forest, CA
Student of Sushing Chiu
Jaynie Lee, violin 12 Newport Beach, CA
Student of Heesun Choi
Wing Tsun Cho, violin 12 Hong Kong, China
Student of Zhuang Sheng
Yeonjoo Oh, violin 12 Irvine, CA
Student of Heesun Choi
Alice Xie, clarinet 13 Princeton Junction, NJ
Student of Dr. Jeb Ohkubo
Daniel Wang, piano 13 Danville, CA
Student of Yingwen Lewis
Dave Zheng, piano 14 Diamond Bar, CA
Student of Lin Liu
Hannah Choi, piano 14 Fullerton , CA
Student of Sung Eun Lee
Kaede Suzuki, piano 14 Mason, OH
Student of Dr. Polina Bespalko
Nolan Woo, cello 14 Saratoga, CA
Student of Kyeong Hwa Kim
Yvonne Wu, piano 14 San Jose, CA
Student of Tatiana Romanovsky
Debora Okhotina, cello 15 San Diego, CA
Student of Ruslan Biryukov
Max Chen, cello 15 Glendora, CA
Student of Ling Yan
Derek Choi, violin 15 Portland, OR
Student of Hae-Jin Kim
Zhong Zhang, piano 15 Duluth, GA
Student of Frances Yao
Allison Kuan, flute 16 Mountain View, CA
Student of Dr. Chin-Fei Chan
Angela Mo, piano 16 Temple City, CA
Student of Chun-Yi Wang
Jakub Maciej Jeżak, vibraphone 16 Poznan, Poland
Student of Grzegorz Siek
Sophia Katsma, voice 16 Hoffman Estates, IL
Student of Theresa Brancaccio
Stanislaw Kurkowski, vibraphone 16 Poznan, Poland
Student of Grzegorz Siek
Weiwei Xiang, guzheng 16 Fremont, CA
Student of Fu, Xufang
Chloe Lim, cello 17 Irvine, CA
Student of Joon Sung Jun
Grace Wang, piano 17 Andover, MA
Student of Prof. Jonathan Bass
Isabel Wu, guzheng 17 Boyds, MD
Student of Bing Xia
Lily Walters, flute 17 Fairfax, VA
Student of Jennifer Lapple
Evelyn Davenport, piano 19 Thunder Bay, Canada
Student of Dr. Evgeny Chugunov
Megan Cullen, voice 38 San Jose, CA
Student of Darrell Babidge
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Julia Mu, piano 9 East Amherst, NY
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova and Diana Kezerashvili
Haolin Jin, piano 9 East Amherst, NY
Student of Dr. Violeta Arakelova
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Audrey Fang, piano 15 Williamsville, NY
Sophie Wang, piano 14 Williamsville, NY
Students of Violeta Arakelova
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Petrina Steimel, piano 15 Germantown, MD
Preston Steimel, piano 18 Germantown, MD
Students of Robert Durso
Second Place Winners
Ilya Khazhinsky, piano 7 Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao
Chloe Wu, piano 8 Solon, OH
Student of Xiaoling Anderson
Ethan Xia, piano 9 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Aaron Zhang, piano 10 San Jose, CA
Student of Xue Feng
Adam Kim, cello 10 Hillsborough, CA
Student of Jonathan Koh
Diego Acosta, piano 10 Grecia, Costa Rica
Student of Jason Arroyo and Alex Castro
Megan Kate Lim Montefrio, voice 10 Singapore
Chloe Song, piano 11 Storrs, CT
Student of Sima Brodsky
Niyati Ramanathan, piano 11 San Jose, CA
Student of Matthew Wang
Brianna Tang, saxophone 12 Staten Island, NY
Student of  Timothy Hayward and Lukas Gabric
Ethan He, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Grace Lin
Lucas Wang, violin 12 Los Altos, CA
Student of Iskandar Widjaja
Alice Hu, flute 13 Tampa, FL
Student of Francesca Arnone
Charlize Tan, piano 13 New York, NY
Student of Kyungmi Nam
Serena Wu, piano 13 Solon, OH
Student of Xiaoling Anderson
Sophia Lin, piano 13 Irvine, CA
Student of Dr. Emily Hung
Vivian Yue, piano 13 Santa Clara, CA
Student of Kuei-Kuan Chen
Yuner Qing, voice 13 Singapore
Student of Ai Ming Khor
Alyssa Kuang, piano 14 Spring, TX
Student of Yan Shen
Christopher Lee, piano 14 San Diego, CA
Student of Eunice Ahn
Claire Jin, piano 14 Irvine, CA
Student of Miranda Wu
Jinoo Park, violin 14 Chandler, AZ
Student of Xiaolin Li
Anoushka Pandit, piano 15 Dublin, CA
Student of Sofia Biktimir
Daniel Qiu, piano 15 Alpharetta, GA
Student of Frances Yao
Denise Cheng, flute 15 Arcadia, CA
Student of Bolin Pan
Hannah Park, flute 15 Valencia, CA
Student of Yun Hee Lee
Sabrina Liu, flute 15 San Marino, CA
Student of Bolin Pan
Sophia Somers, violin 15 Plymouth Meeting, PA
Student of Larisa Odlyvanska
Uno Yanagi, piano 15 Studio City, CA
Andrew Chang, marimba 16 Cupertino, CA
Student of Tammy Chen
Joshua Qin, piano 16 Irvine, CA
Student of Sushing Chiu
Phoebe Shi, piano 16 Solon, OH
Student of XiaoLin Anderson
Antonia Bonnis, voice 17 Vancouver, Canada
Ethan Chen, piano 17 Richmond, Canada
Student of Alex Lim
Shannon Dugan, voice 17 Wantagh, NY
Student of Joel Ewing
Maria Simona Fruscella, organ 47 Vescovato, Italy
Student of Stefano Molardi 
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
John Patterson, piano 8 Getzville, NY
Matthew DiPaola, piano 11 Amherst, NY
Students of Alexander Casey Bator and Diana Kezerashvili
Third Place Winners
Kai-Ri Hsueh, voice 10 Fremont, CA
Student of Minsheng Yang and Tianyu Yang
Leem Jia En, piano 10 Singapore
Student of Khoong Shok Meng
Megan Mak, violin 10 Temple City, CA
Student of Misha Vayman
Ethan Zhang, piano 11 Naperville, IL
Student of JeongSoo Kim
Ivarine Kanthamanond, voice 11 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Sasinee Aswajesdakul
Allison Zhou, voice 12 Santa Clara, CA
Student of Haruna Shiokawa-Mo
Clement Koh, piano 12 San Jose, CA
Student of Matt Wang
Aditya Ramanathan, piano 13 San Jose, CA
Student of Matthew Wang
Carrie Ma, piano 13 Chandler, AZ
Student of Yan Zhang
Corrina McNevin, piano 13 Pasadena, CA
Student of Lin Liu
Amelia Spielman, piano 15 Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao
Joning Wang, piano 15 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Anna Stoytcheva
Mina Lim, piano 15 Orinda, CA
Student of Elena Pang
Mia Chen, piano 16 San Diego, CA
Student of Tatiana Stignev
Niranjan Girish, piano 16 Pepper Pike, OH
Student of Aswa Keen
Joshua Kim, violin 17 Los Angeles, CA
Student of Johnny Nam and Yun Hee Lee
James Hou, piano 18 Austin, TX
Student of Julia Hsiao
Riddha Iyengar, voice 18 Scarsdale, NY
Student of Anna Veleva
Piano Duo/Four Hands:
Ethan Xia, piano 9 San Diego, CA
Joann Xie, piano 12 San Diego, CA
Students of Tatiana Stignev
Honorable Mention
Ivarine Kanthamanond, flute 11 Bangkok, Thailand
Student of Tipok Phinitsakul
Molly Kearney, piano 11 Lexington, MA
Student of Eyran Katsenelenbogen and Emily Murphy

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!


Winners Recital Information

1. Each Winner will perform at one Recital. Recital date and time will be offered to the Winner based on the Competition results.

2. Only ONE piece from the audition repertoire within a time limit will be performed at the Winners Recital.

3. Extra performance time of up to 1 minute can be accepted for the Winners Recital with an additional fee of $100.

4. Only piano accompaniment can be used at the Winners Recital. No acoustic system will be provided.

5. Participants must bring their own piano accompanist. American Protégé does not provide piano accompanist, but can recommend one after enrollment into the program.

6. Photo or video recording during the recital is strictly prohibited per the Carnegie Hall policy. A professional photographer will be taking pictures of the performers.

7. During the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. participants, who are unable to or unwilling to travel to NYC for the safety reasons, may request a Competition Winner’s Package with a non-refundable $300 fee. The Package includes online recognition, Winner’s Certificate, Teacher’s Diploma, four Booklets with biographies and photos, and participation Plaque Trophy. International participants may arrange a shipment to the friends or relatives residing in the U.S. We do not mail packages internationally.

8. All participants are responsible for their own expenses (travel, housing accommodations, etc.).

9. Detailed Winners Recital Guidelines will be emailed to the participants.

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